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State of the State takeaways from lawmaker, finance expert

Governor Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address Thursday morning.
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Governor Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address Thursday morning.

Governor Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address earlier this morning and the budget and infrastructure were a couple of the highlights the fourth-term Governor addressed.

Governor Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address earlier this morning and the budget and infrastructure were a couple of the highlights the fourth-term Governor addressed.

He urged fiscal responsibility in an unknown economic future, and echoed his budget proposal in suggesting a big rainy day fund be created.

He also wants to see movement on infrastructure projects like high speed rail and road repairs.

You can read more analysis on the State of the State and the full text of the speech here.

Guests:

Donald Wagner (R-Irvine), State Assembly Member representing California’s 68th Assembly District, which includes Irvine, Orange, and Anaheim

Steven Bliss, director of strategic communications with the California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan public policy research group

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